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Sunday, February 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Hillyard’s Good Stuff sells wine, much more

A new shop in the heart of Hillyard plans to offer wine and fruit-flavored beer tastings. The Good Stuff, which opened on North Market Street in February, sells an eclectic …


High-school chefs get taste of competition in Spokane Valley

Given 60 minutes to produce a three-course meal starring dishes most people would struggle to pronounce, the team from Bonney Lake High School fell into a familiar groove Sunday. Cooking …


Enjoy the Oscars with a variety of tasty spreads for crostini

An Oscar viewing party should be the culinary antithesis of a Super Bowl gathering. Where the latter focuses on big, bold, messy flavors tied together with a whole lot of …


Roast House wins Good Food Award

A boutique coffee roaster in Spokane has been nationally recognized for supporting sustainability and social good – as well as being “exceptionally delicious.” Roast House won a 2014 Good Food …


Spokane’s Roast House wins national Good Food Award for coffee

A boutique coffee roaster in Spokane has been nationally recognized for supporting sustainability and social good – as well as being “exceptionally delicious.” Roast House won a 2014 Good Food …


Winter at INCA After Dark

“No one is born a great cook,” Julia Child said. “We learn by doing.” That quote highlights the home page of INCA After Dark, the Spokane Community College program that …


Jeff Koehler’s culinary journey has Gonzaga roots

Jeff Koehler grew up on the water north of Seattle. But he went to college here in Spokane. The travel writer and cookbook author majored in English, minored in philosophy …


Juice your system with a healthy mix of fruits, vegetables

The beginning of the year can be a time of renewal, a time to realign ourselves with our own intentions of health and wholeness. Throughout the year, especially during the …


Allow colors to enliven your life

Recent studies show that the colors you use in your home can influence how your food tastes, sharpen your concentration, improve your sleep, and even enliven your sex life. Here’s …


Celebrations Bakery adds Spokane Valley location

Amber Owens has been baking delectable goodies for years, as her husband, Joe, will attest. He’s her unofficial taste tester.


Salads, sandwiches sold in Washington recalled over E. coli scare

RICHMOND, Calif. – More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches by a California catering company are being recalled after 26 people in three states were sickened by a …


Front Porch: Initiative confusion reigns again

As America’s accidental sage Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” Of course, he was talking baseball, watching Yankee greats Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris repeatedly …


Sen. Ed Murray wrests seat from Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

SEATTLE – The leader of Washington’s successful effort to legalize gay marriage is now set to become Seattle’s next mayor. Updated election results Wednesday night showed state Sen. Ed Murray …


Ravioli a perfect match for butternut squash

The butternut squash had been sitting on my kitchen counter for a couple of weeks. I was beginning to feel like it was watching me, pleading with me to be …


Washington elections draw big out-of-state donations

SEATTLE – Initiative 522 would change the law only in Washington state, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the lists of campaign donors. Of the $22 million raised …


Education Notebook: Princess ball set for dads, daughters

Shadle Park High School is hosting its annual Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball on Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Shadle cheerleaders will host the evening for princesses ages 12 …


Roasted figs simply shine with Cornish hens

In cookbooks and magazines, figs have been catching my eye lately. Some have been drizzled with honey or oil and roasted. Others are stewed in red wine and served as …


No on Initiative 522 campaign sees influx of cash from food industry group

SEATTLE – With a week to go before the November election, the Grocery Manufacturers Association is turning up the heat in the fight over labeling genetically engineered foods, spending heavily …


Food labeling initiative ad claims merit warnings

SEATTLE – With weeks until the November election, the claims and counterclaims have been flying in the fight over whether genetically engineered foods should be labeled. The campaigns on both …


Pepsi among major brands opposing food labeling initiative

SEATTLE – Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Nestle are among the major brands that have contributed to an effort to oppose a food labeling initiative in Washington, according to documents made public …


Culinary instructor gives students real-world training

Pete Tobin’s culinary career took off like a rocket, only to crash on a 9,000-foot peak in New Mexico. “I’d just graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New …


Abundance of choices makes dining in Portland a tough call

PORTLAND – Getting a great meal in Portland is harder than you’d think. Not for lack of talented chefs creating world-class food. Rather, too many of them. Deciding where to …


Prison gardens provide food for inmates’ tables, spirits

It’s been almost 10 years since Dan Stockwell sat in Kitsap County Jail, waiting to be sentenced to life without parole on charges of child molestation. Now, he’s a gardener …


Weather plays role in higher food prices

Our weather relates to so many things in our lives, especially our food supply. If conditions are too dry or too wet during spring and summer, then crop yields decrease, …


U.S. ‘food insecurity’ near record high

WASHINGTON – Some 17.6 million U.S. households had trouble feeding their family members at times last year as “food insecurity” remained at near-record levels for the fifth straight year, according …


Chef oversees free-meal restaurant

Erin Streicher works in a never-ending episode of “Iron Chef,” never quite knowing what the surprise ingredient may be. Streicher is the chef at Women and Children’s Free Restaurant, in …


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New JunoBar free of gluten, dairy and soy

BumbleBar has a new gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and mostly raw addition to its organic snack bar family. The Spokane-based company owned by Liz and Glenn Ward has created the new …


City of Spokane seeks to boost farming

Almost 100 people showed up for an urban farming open house on Tuesday evening at the downtown library. The meeting was the first action step following the local food conference …


Food map can lead way to health, researchers say

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought. Same goes for soda.